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Fuel, Oil, Cleaners & Other Maintenance Extending the life of your Civic requires the proper fuel, oil, and cleaners, along with other regularly scheduled maintenance.

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Old 08-18-2005   #1
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Fuel consumption.

I have noticed that my fuel consumption has increase since the time I bought the car at zero km.

Its at 110k and all I have is a CAI installed everything else is OEM.

What do you all recommenda? Do I need a tune up, or relace O2 sensors? or anything else?
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check tire inflation, maybe an alignment if it's been 20k plus miles, spark plugs are cheap and might help, drive slower, drop weight. about all i got
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Spark plugs are not cheap.
Although I agree with everything else said.
At 110K your supposed to have your first scheduled tune up.
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Alignment I need but its not that bad since my steering wheel is centered and my tires thread are in good shape.

I usually cruse and dont kill the pedel.

I went to the mechanic to ask if I need a tune up since my gas consumption has increase and he recommends replacing the O2 sensor. Does that make any sense?
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doesnt honda recommend a complete tune-up at 60k miles?

ive read in motor trend magazines where they advertise a boucsh o2 oxygen sensor, supposely lets your car "breathe" better and get more miles out of it... no idea if its false advertising or what.
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hmm ... how heavy are your rims? are they stock?

replace spark plugs ... replace air filter
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cheap is relative, plugs are $2-$15 and i find that cheap

if your o2 sensor was not functioning, you'd have a CEL. for cars i've bought those for, it's been around $100. i wouldn't replace it unless it really isn't working
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cheap is relative, plugs are $2-$15 and i find that cheap

if your o2 sensor was not functioning, you'd have a CEL. for cars i've bought those for, it's been around $100. i wouldn't replace it unless it really isn't working
I paid 15 each for my plugs thats $60 buck for new plugs. With the new ignition you're suppose to use Iriduim or something like that, the old fashion cheap copper ones are bad for a D17, but they use them in the SRT-4's $2 copper ones then they wonder why they break

Anyway, yeah, don't change the O2 unless you have to. That stuff about letting your car breather better is BS too.
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At 110K your supposed to have your first scheduled tune up.


That's 110k miles, I believe he said 110k km's, 110k miles =177k km
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look at my profile. My gas mileage is the highest its ever been since I bought the car, sometimes upto 42mpg. Use fp60 fuel cleaner from lubecontrol.com for starters. Then replace all the maint stuff.
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